The Griffin

Uighurs persecuted

Chris Cao, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

In modern history, it is unprecedented for nations to be silent when another nation violates human rights. Recently, however, the world has stayed mostly silent about China’s Uighur “re-education” camps. China—in desire to combat terrorism, pursue uniformity and gain natural resources—has breached...

New ACT policy endangers

New ACT policy endangers

Anne Wang, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Oct. 8, 2019, the ACT announced a new change to their testing policy: beginning in fall 2020, students will be able to retake individual sections of the ACT where they performed poorly for a fee. This contrasts with the previous policy where students were required to retake the entire exam to improve...

Large class size impedes learning

Large class size impedes learning

Kai Smith, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Throughout the past few years in Dulaney High School, the number of students entering high school has steadily increased because of the smaller amount of high schools compared to the amount of middle schools in the county. This, in turn has caused the sizes of classes in the school to increase exponentially,...

New school calendar revealed

Jeongin Kim, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

In November, Baltimore County officialized its new 2020-2021 school calendar. Summer will end on Sept. 8. The ten-day spring break will begin earlier from March 27 to April 6, compared to this year’s April 4 to 14. These changes will also extend school to June 23. Robin Park, a current senior, voices...

Gender inequality in STEM persists

Sarah Shen, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Both in the Lutherville community and beyond, there is an undeniable stratification in STEM-based jobs when it comes down to gender. At Dulaney, this is not reflected as much in the classes, but rather in an imbalance in certain STEM clubs and organizations. According to the Organisation for Economic...

Impeachment inquiry debated

Impeachment inquiry debated

Faizah Saadmim, Editor-in-chief

February 6, 2020

On Dec. 13, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Subsequently, the House of Representatives held a vote on the articles of impeachment, where both articles were adopted with more than the 216 votes needed....

New summer reading excites

Kai Smith, Staff Editor

December 5, 2019

Normal mandatory reading that is assigned each summer has been replaced by book talks at Dulaney High School. This concept was created to motivate students to read from a book genre of their choice over the summer and then discuss the book with like-minded students and a sponsoring teacher. Dulaney...

Budget approval breeds skepticism

Dylan McCabe, Associate Editor

December 5, 2019

The urgent need for updated school infrastructure was addressed on Aug. 6, 2019, where board members proposed a new plan of action known as the state capital budget request. High schools including Lansdowne, Towson and Dulaney are gaining increased attention from the school system staff towards the growing...

Words with Wynkoop

Faizah Saadmim, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2019

Principal Samuel Wynkoop sat down with the Griffin staff to discuss his expectations and goals for the 2019-2020 school year. What is your general outlook for the school year? Greatness. Looking fantastic. One of the things that we are trying to pay special attention to this year as a staff is to really...

Class council changes debated

Jeongin Kim and Chris Cao

December 5, 2019

Pursuing efficiency and consistency in the form of expertise, Dulaney’s administration has enacted changes to the class council student-advisor system. Previously, two teachers were assigned to a class freshman year and remained the class’s advisors for the entirety of their high school duration....

Parking restrictions cause frustration

Sophia Paranzino and Alycia Wong

November 22, 2019

As students and teachers arrived back on the grounds of Dulaney High School, many received a surprising welcome from the residents surrounding the school: parking restrictions. These restrictions apply to the residential sides of Padonia and Treherne Road, where many students have parked the last couple...

Vaping epidemic prevails

Vaping epidemic prevails

Faizah Saadmim and Christopher Cao

November 22, 2019

Teen vaping rates and e-cigarette related deaths have been rising since 2017. The CDC has confirmed 1,479 vaping-related injuries and 33 deaths in the United States over the past six months. In response to the rise in teen vaping deaths across the country, the Maryland Department of Health increa...